After the release of Spielberg’s Ready Player One and little-known film, Avengers: Infinity War, the blockbuster season has arrived. So, here are my top 10 most anticipated films of the summer.
This trailer is insane. I knew nothing of the film before I saw the teaser, but I love the premise and it really grabbed my attention. This could be the fun, switch-off-your-brain action film to check out if you’re suffering from ‘Avenger fatigue’.
Based on a true story of a group of friends who, every month, organise a game of tag that begins to get out of control. Yes, really. On that basis alone, I’m in! The cast is fantastic and Tag could prove itself to be the hit comedy of the season.
8. Ant-Man and the Wasp
Ant-Man was fantastic and, now, it’s time for the Wasp to kick ass! Ant-Man and the Wasp is set between the events of Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War, and Scott Lang (Rudd) is currently under house arrest. The sequel also features Walton Goggins, Michelle Pfeiffer and Lawrence Fishburne. I can’t wait to see Evangeline Lilly as the Wasp and, let’s face it, summer isn’t summer without a Marvel film at the cinema.
7. Sorry to Bother You
Okay, okay, so this isn’t a blockbuster film but the trailer blew me away and I got so excited, I had to include it. Starring Lakeith Stanfield and Tessa Thompson, the film is set in a present-day alternate universe. This is the first feature by Boots Riley and, if the trailer is anything to go by, Sorry to Bother You could announce Riley as the new one-to-watch.
6. Hotel Artemis
Oh, how very John Wick of you. With a cast like that, a badass Jodie Foster and a great first trailer; Hotel Artemis is exactly the type of film the blockbuster season was made for.
5. Sicario: Day of the Soldado
Sicario was the breakout hit of 2015 and, thankfully, its unexpected sequel has been written by Taylor Sheridan. Unfortunately, Denis Villeneuve is not back in the director’s chair but it should be interesting to see where, Italian director Stefano Sollima, takes Part 2. The first film’s best characters (del Toro and Brolin) are now at the forefront and appears to delve deeper into del Toro’s mysterious and captivating, Alejandro.
4. Incredibles 2
It’s taken 14 years but Incredibles 2 is finally here. What else needs to be said except, to expect to see more adults than children in the cinema.
3. Deadpool 2
Released yesterday, our favourite Merc with a Mouth is back and this time he’s battling Thanos… uh, I mean, Cable. They’ll be dick jokes, fourth wall breaking and a whole lotta superhero landings. Hello X-Force! Reynolds is unbelievably perfect in the role, well, I think it’s more Deadpool has been doing a great impression of Ryan Reynolds all these years but, either way, these films wouldn’t work without him. I love it and I haven’t even seen it yet.
2. Mission: Impossible – Fallout
The Mission Impossible films are brilliant for two reasons: one, for delivering spectacular action sequences, and two, for showcasing what a truly great action star Tom Cruise is. Each film gets better and better and Fallout looks set to become the non-superpowered action star of the summer. I cannot wait.
1. Avengers: Infinity War
I know, I know, this has already been released, but only Infinity War could be No. 1. After 10 years, it’s finally here; everything the Marvel Universe has been working towards. The superhero film to end all superhero films. The cast list to end all cast lists. Who will die? Who will come out alive? Forget about everything else, this is the superhero event of the decade.